Every day it becomes increasingly clear that Germany is using economic warfare as a means to subjugate EU members and force them into being vassal states. It’s also clear that all EU members aren’t on board and won’t tow the German line, therefore we are likely to see in the future a breakup of the EU because it was never going to work in the first place, yet it was by design that this was to happen. As a result, look for an inner-core of Europe consisting of ten nations to be formed and in a union around the German center. The manufactured chaos will allow for German political influence coupled with its economic tenacity during hard times to lead the way while the remaining members latch on to its leadership and give it power.
To preempt a complete and 100% breakdown or revolt against its imperial hegemony as the article suggests, Europe’s powerhouse is likely to shift cheap labor outward towards the peripheral countries to keep their economies just above water and the citizenry obliviously content. The EU’s answer to the EU’s problems is always centered around one goal: More Europe, as every crisis proves to be an opportunity for more regulation and centralization. The United States of Europe is coming, and it will resemble iron mixed with clay.
BERLIN (Own report) – German government advisors support the establishment of new integrationist procedures to pre-empt future resistance to German predominance over the EU. “A major redistribution of power” is currently taking place in Europe, with France and Great Britain falling clearly behind Germany, according to a recent declaration of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). In Southern Europe, there are already massive protests against the German government’s dictates. These have not yet had major consequences, but timely preventive measures should be taken to pre-empt the establishment of a “countervailing power.” The SWP’s suggestions support various initiatives from within Berlin’s establishment aimed at consolidating German domination over the EU and pushing the next German government toward a more offensive global policy. The German president, for example, called in this year’s National Holiday speech for a more offensive German approach to global politics, and the SWP pleads for Berlin to assume a more decisive “leadership.” Whereas German predomination over the EU is today taken for granted, a shift is perceived in relations to the most important global rival – the United States.
A Major Redistribution of Power
As was reiterated in a recent declaration by the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) “a major redistribution of power is currently taking place in the EU,” in which Germany is becoming stronger: “Germany’s relative clout is growing.” At the same time, Germany’s European rivals are losing ground: “France and the southern countries are being affected by the debt crisis to a growing extent and are thereby losing influence.” Not only Paris, but even London, according to the SWP, is becoming structurally weaker: “through the process of sifting out into an Euro-core zone and a union periphery – to which Great Britain belongs – London’s significance is also subsiding,” writes the SWP author, adhering to, what has become, a widespread opinion on EU power relations.
A Global Offensive
Before the next German government takes office – which in all probability, will be accompanied by a crushing parliamentary majority, and enjoy wide-ranging popular support – influential forces in the German capital are now pushing for a new global political offensive. More and more “voices inside and outside our country are demanding a stronger German commitment in international affairs,” claimed German President Joachim Gauck in this year’s National Holiday speech. Today’s Germany is “more powerful and influential” than “any democratic Germany in history,” according to a new SWP strategy paper, penned with the collaboration of high-ranking politicians and ministry officials, including the head of the foreign ministry’s Policy Planning Staff, and which is being aggressively debated. “Germany will have to lead more often and more resolutely in the future,” contend the authors. Even important partial demands, permitting Germany’s more resolute global expansion, are currently being emphasized. For example, one influential Foreign Ministry advisor demands that the obligatory parliamentary consent for German military missions be restricted. Influential CDU politicians, including Defense Minister, Thomas de Maizière, have now picked up this demand.
Countervailing Power – a Possibility
The author of the SWP declaration warns that the situation could change at any time. For example, “resistance to the growth of German power” will, more than likely, “develop, if the impression takes hold, that Berlin is increasingly taking decisions ‘alone’ for the rest of the EU.” The author warns that growing resistance could become consolidated as a sort of “countervailing power.” “To prevent the creation of such a countervailing power, means should be investigated, for counteracting the impression in the partner countries of wide-ranging subjugation.” Such “misgivings about German hegemony” could be undermined by opening new possibilities for “cross-border participation.” The author supports – not more explicitly defined – “transnational political procedures, aimed at cross-border participation:” political, insignificant integration tactics, aimed at transmitting to the southern Eurozone countries the illusion that they are helping to take decisions, thereby split future resistance. In the long term, this opens the possibility, the author advises, “of pre-empting the establishment of an anti-German block.”
Relations to the USA
Still unresolved is the question of how a global politically strengthened Germany should position itself in relationship to the USA. The SWP declaration only states that the United States is “relinquishing” “its stabilizer and mediator role” in Europe, “to concentrate its attention on Asia.” Apparently Germany will assume this role on the European continent, for which the author of the SWP declaration makes concrete suggestions. However, he takes no position on how the relationship between Berlin and Washington will develop in the future. german-foreign-policy.com will report on the current developments in this domain, tomorrow, Wednesday.
Full article: Domination over Europe (German Foreign Policy)